• Matty Stanfield

    ½ Added by Matty Stanfield

    I see no reason to not be blunt. Phyllida Lloyd's film about Margret Thatcher is the cinematic equivalent of wet bread.

    No one can deny the importance of how a woman from limited means managed to climb to one of the most powerful positions in the world. Margret Thatcher's achievements in shattering the glass ceiling for women is remarkable. But it is impossible to deny that her use of power to "rebuild" Great Britain came with more than a little…

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  • mademoiselleem

    Watched by mademoiselleem 26 Jun, 2015

    Watched at home with self

    Movie Challenge Prompt: N/A

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  • luciano2015

    Watched by luciano2015 19 Jun, 2015

    Just dont liked of the film style, involving politic and conservadorism to me is boring. What draws attention is the acting of Meryl Streep, she is great.

    Só não gostei do estilo do filme, envolvendo politica e conservadorismo pra mim é entediante. O que chama atenção é a interpretação de Meryl Streep, ela esta ótima.

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  • Adamantius

    ★★★½ Watched by Adamantius 26 Oct, 2012

    Meryl Streep's performance was flawless. Her subtle mannerisms and transformation were captivating to me. Unfortunately, it is not a movie with a plot. Before watching the movie I did not know who Margaret Thatcher was. It seems that her life was well known to the generation prior to me so there are personal feelings that shade people's interpretation of the film. But the critique that the film did not know where it was going is a legitimate critique. The director…

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  • Rodex

    ★★★½ Added by Rodex

    No soy amante para nada de las películas biográficas, y menos de esta señora pero Meryl hace magia.

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  • Kikuchisawa

    ★★½ Watched by Kikuchisawa 04 Jun, 2015

    Film #4 in the Meryl Streep Marathon!
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    Welcome back to the Meryl Streep Marathon, where today we'll be taking a look at The Iron Lady.

    In this film, Streep plays British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, A.K.A. Margaret Roberts, as it jumps from her early campaign, to her time as educational leader, to her prime minister years, and, finally, to her later years.

    This is another generic Weinstein production, and I am not a fan of these kind of movies,…

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  • Tomi Mendel

    ★½ Watched by Tomi Mendel 25 May, 2015

    Really quite a bad movie that sees Meryl Streep combining two types of Oscar bait: the historical figure and the person sick with a debilitating illness. The performance is good, but the IRON LADY is neither informative nor particularly entertaining. The storytelling is messy, haphazardly combining bits and pieces of Thatcher's life with no real point of view. Flashy techniques are often on display, like tilted angles or nonlinear editing, but they never seem to serve any purpose beyond drawing…

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  • Preyesh Sankarparsad

    ★★ Watched by Preyesh Sankarparsad 15 May, 2015

    A solid performance, as always, by Meryl Streep as the iconic Margaret Thatcher, however, the film suffers as they've decided to focus on the latter parts of Thatcher's life, where she's losing it a bit, and thinking back to times that were.
    I enjoyed the parts of the movie where we were watching Thatcher's rise to Prime Minister of London, and watching her as the first female in the position, and the way the predominantly male politicians, first reject her…

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  • Romain Mereau

    ★★½ Watched by Romain Mereau 19 Apr, 2015 3

    A powerhouse performance from Meryl Steep steers this play-like biopic of Britain's Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher's assertive charisma, conservative politics and strong leadership made her an undeniably formidable figure, and certainly a fascinating character for cinematic exploration.

    Writer Abi Morgan and director Phyllida Lloyd inflect The Iron Lady with stage-like gravity, drawing Thatcher's moments of reflection into a distinct narrative structure. As an aged Thatcher negotiates her home with the uncertainty of dementia, conversing with her dead husband (Jim Broadbent), she…

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  • nukle888

    ★★★½ Added by nukle888

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I found it interesting that this film was set in the present day and contained a series of flashbacks that recounted Margaret's life and time as Prime Minister. I was expeccting the classic autobiographical rendition, so this was a bit of a surprise for me.

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  • xaviaedolan

    ★★½ Watched by xaviaedolan 29 Apr, 2015

    Meryl was great but all the dutch angles and montages made me nauseous

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  • Nadine Keels

    ★★★½ Added by Nadine Keels

    Didn't quite have the "oomph" I thought it might, but Streep did Streep.

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